Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby suggsy89 » May 28th, 2012, 7:40 pm

Your running 2.3 arnt you? Now the problem we have is THIS is not compatible with Gingerbread because of the different file system so to speak. We cannot just flash over the top due to the differences...
You will need to flash an ICS livesuite image as a base such as the Yarvik one in the first Thread, then try to flash CWM. Then 4.0.4 for Essential.
Hope this helps :)
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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby 3stage » May 28th, 2012, 7:44 pm

suggsy89 wrote:Your running 2.3 arnt you? Now the problem we have is THIS is not compatible with Gingerbread because of the different file system so to speak. We cannot just flash over the top due to the differences...
You will need to flash an ICS livesuite image as a base such as the Yarvik one in the first Thread, then try to flash CWM. Then 4.0.4 for Essential.
Hope this helps :)


yes, 2.3.3 to be exact, so flash the yarvik ics livesuit, CWM then 4.0.4 i get that, but my concern is not having a backup of my current firmware incase of issues
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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby suggsy89 » May 28th, 2012, 7:46 pm

Okay, well try this... Its CWM for 2.3 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4364278/Excel/C ... 0Excel.zip

The only problem here, is that it wont backup the bootloader.. So you would need to do via adb on your PC...

Do this while the device is booted normaly.

Code: Select all
adb shell
dd if=dev/block/nanda of=/sdcard/nanda.img


You could do this for all nand blocks up to "nandi" for a firmware dump.
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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby 3stage » May 28th, 2012, 8:00 pm

suggsy89 wrote:Okay, well try this... Its CWM for 2.3 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4364278/Excel/C ... 0Excel.zip

The only problem here, is that it wont backup the bootloader.. So you would need to do via adb on your PC...

Do this while the device is booted normaly.

Code: Select all
adb shell
dd if=dev/block/nanda of=/sdcard/nanda.img


You could do this for all nand blocks up to "nandi" for a firmware dump.


it wont backup anything lol now get error when trying to install the CWM from file you linked

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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby suggsy89 » May 28th, 2012, 8:47 pm

Open the CWM folder hold "shift" key then "right click" with the mouse.. look for "open a command prompt here"..

Then do these commands...

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adb shell
cat proc/partitions


Post output here...

You should dump the nand blocks first mind you... Before you screw up....
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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby 3stage » May 28th, 2012, 9:01 pm

suggsy89 wrote:Open the CWM folder hold "shift" key then "right click" with the mouse.. look for "open a command prompt here"..

Then do these commands...

Code: Select all
adb shell
cat proc/partitions


Post output here...

You should dump the nand blocks first mind you... Before you screw up....


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first attempt i didnt power on tablet lol
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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby Trashcooky » May 28th, 2012, 9:07 pm

Hey Guys I think you need to look at this: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=2687 3stage has been posting in Two places for the same thing by the looks of it!
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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby suggsy89 » May 28th, 2012, 9:08 pm

Oooosh... thats a new one... looks like Storage Options have used yaffs file format in the firmware... not ext4...
I dont know that file system, or my way around it...

I see TC... We will continue discussion there...
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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby 3stage » May 28th, 2012, 9:12 pm

Trashcooky wrote:Hey Guys I think you need to look at this: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=2687 3stage has been posting in Two places for the same thing by the looks of it!


no not at all the other thread was regarding another essential i spotted selling with ics and whether that firmware would be compatible with my essential, this thread, im refering to trying to flash suggsy version posted here
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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby 3stage » May 28th, 2012, 9:14 pm

suggsy89 wrote:Oooosh... thats a new one... looks like Storage Options have used yaffs file format in the firmware... not ext4...
I dont know that file system, or my way around it...

I see TC... We will continue discussion there...


i assume this is not good? not familiar with all the terms etc yaffs, ext4 lol
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